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weeks of open enrollment. medicare, the yearly open enrollment that is underway right now is six weeks long. the new marketplace was specifically designed for a long open enrollment, 26 weeks. those who enroll by the 15th will be able to access their benefits on day one. i am accountable to this committee and to the american public for getting the fix is in place. we are committing -- committed to getting healthcare.gov fixed so that millions of americans can get the financial and health security they have been waiting for. thank you, mr. chairman. >> thank you, you have addressed the principal question i was going to ask, namely that many people think the site should be shut down until it is totally fixed. i am going to ask that question. why keep limping along? why not just shut it down until it is put together the way it should be put together? many have pointed out that your fixes tend to have unintended consequences down the road. some other part of the system going into and after all the other fixes have been made. people ask why that has not happened. we also know that every day
because we are only 61 years old and not eligible for medicare for another four years. $18,000 a year for health care. we were told that part of the problem is the provisions in the law require us to choose a plan that has maternity benefits. how does this make sense for seniors to be forced to buy coverage that does not apply to them? we agree that benefits should not be denied to peernling peopt it's not fair to be forced to buy coverage that doesn't even apply." mrs. fischer: i rise to speak on behalf of nearly 3,000 nebraskans who have contacted my office with their concerns about obamacare. their stories are, unfortunately, not unique. skyrocketing premiums and cancellation of plans, that they were promised that they could keep. curt from lincoln, nebraska, wrote to tell me he has seen his bluecross blueshield premium rise a shocking 300%. david, a father living in omaha, is face ago potential total increase of $16,000 a year for his family's coverage. $16,000. another constituent from bertrand, nebraska, will see his family's deductible more than double next year. how is this th
and her husband no longer could keep their medicare advantage plan. it was terminated. and so they found another plan, much higher costs, higher premiums, higher deductible. cynthia from lafayette, indiana. i'm a self-employed and purchase health care privately. i'm a single parent, with a mortgage payment and a child in high school. i was given estimates for -- my plan was canceled and i was given an estimate for a replacement plan almost double what i'm paying today. mr. president, you have not kept your promises for seniors. you have not kept your promise to single working mothers. you have not kept your promise to families. you have not kept your promise to the people that i represent. how can americans trust that this government takeover will work if you can't keep your promises to the american people? >> mr. president. >> senator from north dakota. >> in north dakota we have a lot of farmers and a lot of ranchers, and they're small business people. they're being hit very hard by obamacare, like other small businesses across this country. a rancher contacted us, named wayne, and he
additional benefits in their allcare plan, but despite of the accusations that somehow medicare advantage would cease to exist, we have a stronger and less expensive row graham today than we did. we have a 50% discount for prescription drugs. todays expensive program than we did. now haveof americans no co-pays and coinsurance for preventive care, everything from cancer screenings to immunizations. we have the lowest health care cost increases in decades. insurance market, medicare and medicaid costs are at an all-time lower rate. >> you can go through those points, and for those data sets you are talking about, some of those developments have occurred , but on the flip side, we see millions of americans lose their health care. millions and millions more see health care premiums going up. the price for some of these fixes you are talking about is phenomenally higher than we understood or was represented. isn't it time to go in and look at the areas of the law that are in thefailing? >> marketplace the rates have come than what theower congressional budget office rejected them to be. than
the administrator of cms, the centers for medicare and medicaid services testifying at a senate hearing. it was a week ago she was grilled at a house hearing prior to kathleen sebelius, who is the health and human services secretary. joining me live is republican congressman robert pitten jer. he's been calling it a national disaster of the also joining us, tom scully who served as cms administrator under president george w. bush. he's a republican working who's been promoting the health care law, and seies it as a potentia gold mine that could make some people very rich. congressman, you were not in favor of the government shutdown over the aca or defunding the law. why do you see the health care now as such a disaster or what do you see that can be done to enhance it to make it work properly? >> well, thanks, thomas. yes, i had voted 15 times to defund or replace, reform the health care law. however, i just felt the strategy that was being advocated to shut down the government was not going to be fruitful. as it turned out, as i anticipated, it only had 14 votes in the senate to go al
't cut medicare or transform medicare into a voucher program. you don't make massive cuts in terms of medicaid, education, or nutrition programs. all of which the republicans want. and all of which is massively unpopular. and what the republicans also want to do is defend the wealthy and large corporate interests and prevent them from paying their fair share of taxes. so i think if the issue resolves of involves around how we create jobs, deal with wealth and income inequality. and by the way, the pope today just made an extraordinary statement on unfeddered capitalism and what it means when so few have so much and many have so little. i hope that's a lesson congress can absorb. i think if you focus on the economy, i think the democrats will do just fine. >> all right. and a fitting message as we head into the thanksgiving holiday, focusing on inequality. thank you so much, senator bernie sanders. >> thank you. >>> coming up, we get into the supreme court decision today to take up contraception and the affordable care act. but first, let's head back to glendale, california, to hear
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companies and not dollars coming out of the medicare trust fund, that they should not be declared to be government health plans. >> the medicare advantage plan is the same and is governed. >> actually, it is not quite the same, senator. it is a private insurance plan where federal dollars are paid directly out of the trust fund to the medicare trust fund. this is different, these are individuals playing premiums -- paying premiums to the private marketplace. >> may i reserve my time for a second round? >> you may, absolutely. >> thank you, mr. chairman. secretary sibelius, i have read the testimony and listen to it carefully and appreciated your commitment to making the website work. i am concerned, though, that a lot of the testimony and discussion we are having seems to imply that the problem we are dealing with has to deal with outlets on the website. experts are being hired to get the website fixed and then everything will be great. the chairman asked you if it would not be better to hold off until we can get the website fixed. i want to expand the little beyond that. i am con
found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call now to request your free decision guide. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. see why millions of people have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp. don't wait. call now. ♪ ♪ so you can get out of your element. so you can explore a new frontier and a different discipline. get two times the points on travel and dining at restaurants from chase sapphire preferred
security. medicare is facing trouble. new problems in medicare bug trend it -- drug benefit. those are headlines from the early part of this decade. major programs that have come below in terms of the social safety net in this country and health care security. while this is an excusable, it is a challenge that has been faced time and time when any program has been unveiled. i find it amazing that those that seek to ascribe blame have spent every waking hour of the last four years working to dismantle, destroy, obstruct, and impede the success of the affordable care act. they are concerned not about its failure, but about its success. what i hope we will focus on is how to succeed. i want to get a sense when those of us on the committee worked to put this together, we were under the assumption that state- controlled by republican legislatures or governors would put a higher premium on the love of state rights than their dislike of the president or some ideological political opposition. which is why we are seeing far better success in states that have established their own marketplac
that way. ♪ [ male announcer ] take the next step. consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it helps pay expenses that medicare doesn't cover and lets you choose or keep any doctor who accepts medicare patients. call or go online and request your free decision guide. use this guide to help you choose from a range of aarp medicare supplement insurance plans. have the right partner at your side. consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan. go long. >>> welcome back, everybody. president obama's meeting fashion to face with health insurance executives at the white house. he did that yesterday. holding what he described as a, quote, brainstorming session, trying to fix all the problems associated with a truly blotched health care rollout. the white house maintains there's still plenty of time to sort it all out. listen. >> we do have a six-month enrollment period. we are a month and a half into that. so we're working decide with usually to make improvements to the w
by this obamacare. she received a letter telling that she and her husband no longer could keep their medicare advantage plan. it was terminated. so they found another plan, much higher cost, much higher premium, much higher deductible. cynthia from la fee yet, indiana, i' i am i am-employed d purchase health care separately. i am a single parent with a child in high school. i was given -- my plan was canceled and i was given an estimate for a replacement plan almost double of what i'm paying today. mr. president, you have not kept your promises for seniors. you have not kept your promise to single working mothers. you have not kept your promise to families. you've not kept your promise to the people that i represent. how can americans trust that this government takeover will work if you can't keep your promises to the american people? a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from north dakota. h.o.v. in north dakotmr. hoevena we've got a lot of farmers and ranchers. thethey run a small business and they're being hit very hard by obamacare, like other small businesses acros
for the centers for medicare and medicaid services, talked about that today at a senate hearing. listen. >> what's the target enrollment number for the end of november for the exchange? >> for the end of november? >> yes, ma'am. >> i think that we were looking at between october and november, i think that number was i want to say around 800,000. >> so it's the first sign of what the administration wants and where they want to be by the end of november. keep in mind, they have yet to reveal any numbers of actual enrollment and won't, until mid-november. but if you look at the number they have just released, 700,000, that's just the people who have signed up to start looking for plans but haven't necessarily enrolled. the administration warns that the numbers at the outset certainly are going to be low and now we have a measure of the expectation. some of the other numbers that caught our ear today at this hearing, alaska, the senator there said they had just three enrollees but rhode island has more success, with 4,000, according to the senator. >> people who actually purchased new insurance. tha
in a different medicare slang plan which will cost more. i wanted the senator to be aware that medicare clients are experiencing negative consequences from aca as well. since that time, by the way, after this experience. she has been able to find a plan that helps her avoid all six of her doctors including a five specialist in the primary care physician. here is the catch. the new plan? it's out of pocket costs are now going from $4 ,000 to $45 00 range. it's now going up to an expected $5,900. it was a tough decision for her to make. she ultimate decided to pay more money in order to keep seeing the doctors that have been treating her for the past four to six years. it's a real live story of a medicare advantage recipient in the country whose out of pocket costs are going up because of obamacare. it's wrong. it is unfair. it should not stand. i yield the floor. >> mr. president? >> senator from new hampshire. >> thank you, mr. president. i came to the floor yesterday to share so many stories i'm receiving from my constituents about them receiving cancellations for policies they wanted to keep,
. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. so don't wait. call now and request this free decision guide to help you better understand medicare... and which aarp medicare supplement plan might be best for you. there's a wide range to choose from. we love to travel -
, it is insurance companies. guest: i was wondering if betty lou was on medicare. anyone over 65 is not meant to be entering the insurance programs for obamacare. but she did have a point that insurance companies in a lot of cases are the ones that are changing these plans. one thing that the white house is try to emphasize is that even prior to the affordable care act insurance companies were the ones making the also changes to people. a lot of these cancellations or not necessarily directly derived from his health law. i think that is the point, he's really try to hammer it home. host: here's your updated piece in "politico." from today. states divided over complying with obamacare fix. regulators are dressing to president obama's rescue after an attempt to fix a rising wave of canceled policies. tell us more. guest: when president obama announces fixed last week, he kicked the problem . insurance -- to insurance companies and state insurance regulators. what we have seen is state regulators, even if they want to comply with the president's wishes, they might be constrained because they hav
. his budget costs seniors more on medicare and gives tax breaks to millionaires. well, what is that? we want medicare over millionair millionaires. >> seems we would be readjudicating the 2012 election altogether. i want to ask you, in the budget process, i know there was a call. it was reported that yourself and leader reid and a number of others, democratic leaders with the president, kind of all on the same page going into the budget process. and then this week, we read on wednesday that the president has said he is flexible about whether or not revenues can be on the table. and i know you've said revenues need to be on the table. harry reid has said revenues need to be on the table. are you confident that the president is going to, you know, stay with where the democratic caucus is on that issue? >> i think we'll stay together. if you have revenue on the table, you come to a bigger agreement to reduce the deficit, to grow the economy, to do so in a fiscally sound way. if you don't have revenue on the table, we've cut -- it's important to note that going into this debate they say the
love logistics. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> we're following breaking weather news out of the upper midwest. nearly 50 tornadoes have been reported throughout the region today. the storm charged into chicago just in time for today's nfl game between the bears and the ravens. the storm overtook soldier feel with blanketings of pounding rain. we should also say two people confirmed dead. george howell is in chicago. george, take it away. >> don, so, look, a few hours ago, we saw that strong line of storms push through shif can goe. people got out of the way of the storm. play has resumed, as you see. the winds are very strong out here. in fact, we're under a high-wind warning. and that'
medicare to kill off anybody white over 65. he is on a governing for one class in this country. i will tell you something. i have a daughter that is a nurse and the illegals don't use emergency rooms for minor stuff. i am not arguing with her a major problem. losing our rights and we are losing our benefits because of them. independent caller: caller: this president particular having such a difficult time byause a conspiracy republicans to make sure he had no second term, that his first term was horrible. you have to expect the craziness that is going on. i must say, as far as the health thing and this poor president, anybody ever think about sabotage? we are talking outside contractors. member edward snowden? and they genius people can't get this right? there is something very wrong. somebody needs to look deeper into what is going on at not just throw out a bunch of -- oh, obama's horrible. obama is wonderful. but because certain people do want him to succeed, no matter how great his ideas are, they're going to knock them. it is very sad what is going on in this country. we are supposed t
, of course, there is a paul ryan idea. it's his plan for medicare, which wouldn't take effect for ten years. what is it? regulated exchanges with private insurers, and premium support. obama care for seniors. so it's okay for seniors, just not for everybody else. and the other plans that out there. you had some republican or conservative intellectuals like ramesh putting a plan out that would put a heavy tax on gold-plated health insurance plans. we saw the blowback against that before. and in effect, start to wean people off their employer provided insurance. if you think there's an uproar when you have six or eight or ten million people who are suddenly thrown into turmoil because of the individual health insurance market, wait until you get 150 million people telling them their lives will be turned upside down. >> final question to you, dana. what do you make of mr. ryan's re emergence over the weekend? >> it's very clear he is now officially a socialist, right? i think he wants to stay relevant. but as soon as he puts out the plan that he's been threatening to do for a long time, when y
. there are glitches now as there were with medicare part d. we'll get over those glitches because they're fixable, because we want to fix them. many of the republicans didn't want to fix government, they wanted to shut down government. you know, presidents sometimes engage in a little hyperboley. you remember president bush years ago announcing mission accomplished with the iraq war years before we pulled out and finally last year. i think in retrospect he might have preferred a little more nuance out of what he had to say. >> democrats made a lot of hay with that one and they have up until now. are you suggesting the president wishes he had said things differently and would take it back if he could? >> you know, we're all human. i think the president is rightfully excited about the affordable care act. i think it is going to be a very positive accomplishment in his legacy. and i think most americans are going to be much more pleased with it than the part d medicare prescription drug coverage. it's just going to take some time. there have been some bumps in the road. with medicare, there were a l
to be able to go out and do great things like civil rights bills and like medicare and all of the education bills. she was his strength. i am so glad she was there. interests. her own and that was important. and daddy promoted her to. sometimes she would hold back and say, i should be here with you. he would say, you have two degrees from the university of texas, you can do anything. he was a promoter of women. >> bust? two. question or two. those reminiscences are invaluable to historians. what was it that made her do things like that? did she have an eye toward the future? that yound you know are living in an important moment in american history? what if her the presence of mind? >> she was a very disciplined person. i was at the university of texas when the assassination took lace. when i came to the white house she came and said you need to keep a diary. it is a good discipline. they have people in mental institutions to do that. thank you very much. is a discipline. it is a stabilizing thing to write down. i did it in fact, but not in theory. minas -- mine is november 15, studied latin
a letter telling that she and her husband no longer could keep their medicare advantage plan. it was terminated. so they found another plan. much higher cost. much higher premium, much higher deductible. i'm a self-employed and purchase health care privately. i'm a single parent with a mortgage payment. and a child in high school. i was given estimate -- my plan was canceled and i was given an estimate for a replacement plan almost double of what i'm paying today. mr. president you have not kept your promises for seniors. so you not kept your promise to single working mothers you have not kept your promise to families. you have not kept your promise to the people that i represent. .. takeover will work if you can't keep your promises to the american people? a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from north dakota. h.o.v. in north dakotamr. hoeven: in north dakota we've got a lot of farmers and ranchers. theythey run a small business and they're being hit very hard by obamacare, like other small businesses acr
, because most people you get their insurance from medicare, medicaid from their employers or the veterans administration. none of that is affected. we're talking about the individual market. >> but this 5% still needs to be represented and not marginalized by this. let me just ask you, why aren't you and your colleagues -- >> but those 5% -- 90% of them will have much better insurance for cheaper than they're getting it now. >> absolutely. but they do not have that understanding yet because the private insurance companies, they're not really helping in all of this. let me just show the headline, sir, to everybody because we've got how the narratives are fighting out on the front pages here. headlines out today, "the new york times" is pointing out millions are eligible for free policies under the care act but insurers are reluctant to push the option because of a costly tradeoff. ezra klein estimates as many as seven million uninsured people may be eligible for those bronze hel health plans that are free after the subsidy. and talking points memo into the lengths that the insurers are goi
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taxes, forcing people $.5 medicaid, spending trillion on new programs instead of making medicare solvent and encouraging employers to reduce their employees catch three hours. then having the irs fine americans for failing to sign up on a website that does not work. the president promised you can keep your health care, but the ofn cancels millions individual policies. for millions of others, employees are -- employers are dropping insurance programs. the new promise is, if you want health care, go find it. on a website that the administration says will not be working properly until the end of november, that is an unlock him christmas present. two weeks to shop for insurance by december 15 senate you are covered next year when obamacare outlaws your policy. the president put secretary sebelius in charge of this law. i have called on her to resign. ca couldhe internet, r tell you every day how many records elvis was selling, mcdonald's could tell you how many hamburgers were sold. , resident issa -- congressman issa posted notes are you are telling each other how many people are enrolling
for medicare and medicaid services says the agency will release health care enrollment for healthcare.gov next week. his is two and a half hours. >> the senate committee on health el cation, labor and pensions will please come to order. about five years ago richard streeter, a 47-year-old truck driver from eugene, oregon was frustrated and worried. as "new york times" columnist nicholas chris-off described in his column this weekend, mr. streeter couldn't find affordable insurance in the market. back in the battle days no insurance would cover him. so he just went without care. after months of ignoring pain, he finally went in for a colonoscopy. but he couldn't afford one. the only way he could get it is from a doctor who agreed to take a half payment now and a half payment later whenever he could afford it. after driving 100 miles he ound out he had advanced colon cancer. his doctor said this, it was heartbreaking to see the pain on his face. he got me very angry with people who insisted obamacare is a train wreck when the real train wreck is what people are experiencing every day because the
plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. so don't wait. call now and request this free decision guide to help you better understand medicare... and which aarp medicare supplement plan might be best for you. there's a wide range to choose from. we love to travel -- and th
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that is against it, it is never going to succeed. that is the lesson of getting social security passed, medicare passed, the welfare reform that is bill clinton did in the mid 1990s you have to have both parties invested and republicans never were because the president never adopted any of their ideas. jenna: here is line of reporting from "the wall street journal" also quoted by the washington post today how maybe these politics don't even matter in the success of this plan and here's their explanation. they say insurers had billions of dollars on the sidelines ready to come out in advertising to get people to sign up through the state exchanges for their benefit and regardless of what democrats or republicans have to say, that may, quote, unquote, save obamacare. what do you think about that? >> look, the insurance companies are anything but angels here they deserve a lot of the blame for failure of the rollout and the fact that people are not signing up. the insurance companies, look without the insurance company support obamacare would have never passed. the insurance companies thought they
themselves without employer insurance, unable to be covered by medicaid or medicare. the affordable care act was targeted toward 15% of the public who were subject to -- subject to having no insurance. and this is a penalty that is inappropriate and that was when my memo referred to. >> representative gwen moore, thank you and have a great weekend ahead. >> you too, richard. >>> checking the news feed this morning for you, three arizona girls are free after they say their parents held them captive for two years. two of the girls, 12 and 13 years old, say they escaped last night, ran to a neighbor for help. this after their stepfather tried to break into their room brandishing a knife. the stepfather is also accused of one count of sexual abuse. police say the girls were malnourished, surviving on one meal a day, living in a filthy home and were only allowed to shower every six months. police found a third sister locked inside that home. their mother and stepfather are facing child abuse and kidnapping charges. >>> a connecticut judge has ordered release of the 911 tapes from the sandy hook m
position that entitlements like medicare and medicaid should go away. >> how is this their fault, though? even your advice was to stay away and let democrats own this mess. >> what i'm saying is the republicans -- obama is right to this september. the republicans have done nothing about dealing with the health care crisis in this country except harp on obama care. they have offered up nothing that makes any accepsense to me. >> you don't want to hear the alternatives. the only solution he'll have to come to, you have to remove the mandate. you can't fine people for not having insurance they can't get and don't want. >> the whole thing falls apart. >> and it should. >> you want to see medicare and medicaid go away. >> it was just about getting votes. >> this is like the book case that no one can put together and falls apart after three months. >>> ahead, who amore credit abi problems for the administration. new developments in the ir sft scandal and administration possibly cooking the books on job numbers during last year's election. and george zimmerman back in court. >>> you missed the
. secretary kathleen sebelius is here to discuss the affordable care act. just like medicare part d, the launch of the website has not gone well. but the early glitches in this rollout will soon be forgotten, just like medicare part d. a lot of the discussion will focus on the website. this is an important issue. i want to learn what the secretary can tell us about the problems and how they will be fixed. we should keep this issue in perspective. the affordable care act is working. it has been improving the health security of millions of americans for the past three years. because of the affordable care act more than 7 million people on medicare have saved more than $8 billion on their prescription drugs. more than 100 million americans have access to free preventive coverage. they no longer face lifetime limits on their coverage. over 10 million americans have received rebates from insurance companies. finally, this january, the worst abuses of the insurance industry will be halted. never again will a family be denied coverage because their child has a chronic health condition. nev
, a lot like we just heard senator talking about. the projections around medicare part d, the raid came in significantly. >> are using that in the individual market, insurance rates are going down? >> i didn't say they are going down, but that the rates are lower than even what was predicted. for millions of people in the market, they will actually for the first time ever have some financial help paying for their health insurance. >> we are going to have to move on here. >> mr. chairman, one of the toughest public service jobs i have ever had is the elected insurance commissioner of florida. and one of the most bedeviling insurance markets was the individual insurance policy. because what would happen people would be enticed to come in with cheap health insurance and then over time as the group got older and sicker, there was no control on the rates and they would go up and then they found limited health insurance. that is what the affordable care act is trying to address and we are talking about the individual insurance policies are not the group policies. in this particular case we no
. they were going to drop him after two years. his medicare kicked in. this is what insurance companies are doing. .hey have done it for years your premiums go up with this old plan. this man is trying to make it affordable for us and for everyone. it is going to work. try toce companies sabotage what this man has done. host: thank you for calling in. harry is in pittsburgh, a republican. remarks.wo quick obamacare,this with they have proven themselves to be liars and idiots. call ando make a phone i cannot even get through. my insurance is going to go up if i can get it. liable did yesterday is to throw me right off of insurance. these people are calling in saying i wonderful -- how wonderful it is. he makes nixon look like abraham lincoln and he makes jimmy carter look like a brain surgeon. host: quite a conversation going on on facebook. harold says, too late. this is the biggest mess america has ever been in. wagesays, i make minimum and the government wants me to for a0 seven dollars broken plan. this is craziness. -- $147 for a broken clan. christian says, hindsight is 20- 20. it
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